Gawler Central railway station

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Gawler Central
GawlerCentralRailwayStationAdelaide.jpg
Location Bridge Street North, Gawler
Line(s) Gawler Central Line
Distance 42.2 km from Adelaide
Platforms 1
Bus routes None
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
History
Opened 1911
Services
Preceding station   TransAdelaide   Following station
toward Adelaide
Gawler Central line Terminus

Gawler Central railway station is the terminus station of the Gawler Central line.[1] Situated in the South Australian town of Gawler, it is 42.2 kilometres from Adelaide station.

History[edit]

The station opened in May 1911 as Willaston, being renamed North Gawler in September 1911.

In the early 1920s the South Australian Railways decided to extend suburban service to all stations within a 25-mile radius of Adelaide station. The only exception was North Gawler which is located 26 miles, 14 chains from Adelaide. On 12 February 1984, it was renamed Gawler Central.

Gawler Central is now the terminus of the line. It previously continued north as the Barossa Valley line being served by Genesee & Wyoming Australia’s daily Penrice Stone Train. This service ceased in June 2014.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gawler Central timetable Archived 10 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Adelaide Metro 4 February 2013
  2. ^ Penrice soda ash plant at Osborne closing ABC News 25 June 2014

External links[edit]

Media related to Gawler Central railway station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°35′40″S 138°44′51″E / 34.5944820°S 138.7475552°E / -34.5944820; 138.7475552